In March 2014 Starwood Hotels re-entered the Brisbane market with the opening of the Four Points By Sheraton Brisbane.
AF Sourcing had the privilege of working closely with the developer, Starwood and NRA (Noel Robinson Architects) to deliver a result, described internally at Starwood as “setting a new standard in 4 star corporate accommodation in Australia”.
Our capability to mass produce high quality customised furniture enabled NRA to confidently design original furniture specifically to meet their interior vision. They did not need to settle for high volume off the shelf selections or seek expensive designer solutions. The outcome is an original and creative interior meeting the holistic design brief across all pieces and with significant cost savings to the developer.
AF Sourcing’s responsibilities included specifying, prototyping, manufacture, delivery and installation of furniture to the 246 guest rooms and suites. We also supplied common area furniture to the lobby, restaurant, meeting rooms, gymnasium and staff offices.
Interesting product challenges along the way included construction of a bedside table with an elliptical top tapering to an elliptical bottom as well as the use of marmoleum inlays to both the bedside tables and the desk. Our production team relished the opportunity to turn these ideas into a reality.
Our ability to effectively collaborate with the designer, developer, Starwood design people, the builder and the hotel pre-opening team ensured that at all times our project was on time and on budget.
The results speak for themselves. The room interiors are stylish and comfortable with just a dash of edgy elegance.